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I Love Rich - 'Seasons Of The Rich' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 25 March 2010 06:00

iloverichthmI Love Rich might not win any literary prizes for songtitles like 'Let's Fuck All Night' and 'I'm Only Here Cause Your Sister Said No' but will they win the heart of Dave "The" Prince? Read on for the shocking truth.....

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Cypher 16 – ‘The Man Of The Black Abyss’ (Constant Evolution Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:00
cypher-16-thmbEvery now and again an album will land in your lap that will make you feel animated, an album that will demonstrate exuberance, energy and excitement. David Whistance discovers Cypher 16 and the possible new pretenders to the throne of UK metal in the making.
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Being 747 - 'Shake Your Backbone' (Wrath Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:30

beingthmMembers of Eureka Machines and The Scaramanga Six performing a modern rock opera based on the work of Charles Darwin in schools throughout the UK, and then releasing two tracks from said opus for your listening pleasure? Confused? You will be.....

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Aquiles Castro - 'A Voice Told Me To Say' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:00

aquilesthm'A Voice Told Me To Say' is the self released debut by Norwegian noiseniks Aquiles Castro. Darrel Sutton finds this three track affair rammed with metallic hardcore and the promise of a bright, noisy future......

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Revenant Dead - 'Two Evils' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:00

revthumbDarrel Sutton opens his deathly account for the week with a look at 'Two Evils', the new album from doom-fuelled Birmingham quartet Revenant Dead.....

 

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Big Ball – ‘Hotter Than Hell’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Tazz Stander   
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:00

Big_Ball_thmbCalling all Uber Rockers, are you ready to get Hotter Than Hell for Big Ball?  They namecheck Krokus, Rose Tattoo, Manowar and Twisted Sister, but Tazz Stander's not a million miles away when she says they sound like Steel Panther without the irony. Read on and you decide.

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Rusty Eye - 'Possessor' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 19 March 2010 06:30

rustythmWith cover art by the legendary Joe Petagno and guest appearances from Alex Mitchell of Circus Of Power and Claudio Simonetti of Goblin, Rusty Eye's 'Possessor' rises from the grave offering more than cadaverous curiosity value......

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Die Wasted – ‘Wasteland Fugitives - 7” Single' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:00
Die_Wasted_thmbapproved_smallWhen a band sends you the best-looking review package you've ever received, you have to sit up and take notice. Step forward then Die Wasted, a noisy bunch of punk rockers from Illinois who just happen to drag Johnny H away from his bag of sniffy sniffy long enough to get his old record deck out.
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Falling Red - 'Shake The Faith' (Rocksector Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:00

fallingthmDom Daley shakes the faith and his poodle perm in time to the new release from UK upstarts Falling Red who have a foot firmly planted in LA circa 1988. Is it no good, so wrong or so right? Read on to find out......

 

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The Loyalties – ‘So Much For Soho - Redux Edition’ (Devils Jukebox) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:00

So_Much_For_Soho_Redux_thmbapproved_smallIt's now nearly two years since Johnny H first witnessed The Loyalties live for the very first time, celebrating the release of their debut album 'So Much For Soho'. Now here he is with a copy of the all-new Redux Edition of said album but is it still the best UK punk album he's heard in ages?

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Helix - 'Vagabond Bones' (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 March 2010 07:00

helixthmCanadian hard rock legends Helix return with 'Vagabond Bones', their fifteenth studio album in a career littered with white lace, black leather and heavy metal love. Gaz E attempts to find out if the kids are all shakin' again. 

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The Futura Bold - 'The Futura Bold' (Pulse/ERA recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:00

thefuturabold86pxapproved_smallJames Hall may be a new name to some Über Röckers, but those in the know will have long since been paid up members of his very own 'Pleasure Club'. Russ P checks out his all new project The Futura Bold and ponders the fact that the man might just be mellowing with age?

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Jason And The Scorchers - 'Halcyon Times' (Jerkin Crocus Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:30

jasonthumbA stormin' new album from Jason and the Scorchers featuring collaborations with everyone from Ginger to Dan Baird? Yes please! Dom Daley has just filled a hole in his top ten albums of the year - read on to find out why......

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Lizzy Insane - 'Bedroom Heat' (Fast Future Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:30

lizzythumbDom Daley raised a plucked eyebrow when Swedish cock rockers Lizzy Insane took his Can't Stop Rockin' mantra and turned it into a hair metal anthem. But is it any damn good? Read on for Dizzy Daley's analysis......

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Raven – ‘Walk Through Fire’ (SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:00

Raven_Walk_Through_Fire_thmbBack with a vengeance in 2010 and ready to 'Walk Through Fire', athletic rockers Raven bring a smile to the face of David Whistance, as he welcomes the return of real heavy metal to URHQ. 

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Various Artists – ‘Bon Appetite Volume 2’ Digital EP (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:00

BONTHUMBContinuing the ongoing Uber Rock Soldiers discussion regarding just what constitutes a good cover version, Johnny H uncovers 'Bon Appetite Volume 2' a download EP that features such hard rock luminaries as Helix and Derek St Holmes paying homage to AC/DC. But is it any good ?

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Alan Parsons - 'Eye2Eye Live in Madrid' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:00
alanparsonseye2eye_86pxAlan Parsons started off on that zebra crossing outside 'Abbey Road' before ending up on 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'. Today Russ P catches up with him, post-Alan Parsons Project, live in Madrid.
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The Hicks - 'Start A War?' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:00

hicksthmNamed after legendary US comedian Bill Hicks who, let's be honest, pretty much embodied the spirit of Über Röck, The Hicks have to be good to do justice to the name. Guess what? They are......

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Sven Larsson - 'Sunlight And Shadow' (Avenue of Allies) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:00
svenlarsson86pxSven Larsson, guitarist of Swedish prog rockers Galleon, leaves behind the twelve-minute opuses and goes solo on this his first album. But can he escape the shadow of the prog and woo Über Röck's Russ P with his Steely Dan-like charms?
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Strawberry Blondes - 'Fight Back' (Not On Your Radio Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 15 March 2010 07:30

STRAWBERRYTHUMBDom Daley discovers that Newport punks Strawberry Blondes are back with a smart second album that reminds those US punks of where they got their style and sound. Let the Fight Back commence.....

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Voodoo Six – ‘Something For You’ (Digital Download EP) Print E-mail
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Written by Tazz Stander   
Saturday, 13 March 2010 08:00
Something_For_You_V6_thmbVoodoo Six play two kinds of music - rock and roll. So who better than Über Röck's very own Tazz Stander to get a touch of the rock 'n' rolls again with the band's all new digital EP 'Something For You'.
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